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  • WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 10:  Actor Bill Paxton arrives at the CBS, CW, Showtime Summer TCA Party at Pacific Design Center on August 10, 2016 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

    ‘Twister’ actor Bill Paxton dead at 61

    Actor Bill Paxton, whose extensive career included films such as “The Terminator,” “Aliens,” “Twister” and “Titanic,” has died, a representative for his family said in a statement. “It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery,” the statement said. “A loving husband and father, Bill began his career in Hollywood working on films in the art department and went on to have an illustrious career spanning four decades as […]

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    Trump declines to attend White House correspondents’ dinner

    President Donald Trump has announced he will not attend this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, a move that comes amid increasingly hostile relations between the media and the White House. “I will not be attending the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!” Trump tweeted on Saturday. I will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening! — Donald […]

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    Perez wins DNC chairmanship

    ATLANTA – BREAKING NEWS: The Democratic National Committee elected Tom Perez as its new chairman Saturday, voting for the former labor secretary over Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison in a 235-200 vote. Moments later, at Perez’s request, Ellison was approved as his deputy chair. Perez, who drew support from backers of Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama, argued the party needs to focus on voting access and down-ballot battles. Ellison’s allies, who were aligned with Sen. Bernie Sanders’ progressive wing, pitched […]

  • "Every homeless person has a story," says Jason Winter, right, founder of Hope Thru Soap.

    Serving homeless people with hope, one shower at a time

    Every weekend, Jason Winter hooks his shiny aluminum 12-foot long trailer to the back of his SUV and heads to metro Atlanta, where he provides homeless people with a sanitary and private space to bathe. The unit is furnished with a shower, a toilet, hot water, heat and air conditioning but, more importantly, it comes equipped with hope. Throughout his life, the 41-year-old account manager has come across men and women in poverty-stricken areas covered in grime, lacking basic human needs […]

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    Yes we can? Voters call on Obama to run for president – of France

    PARIS – Could France elect Barack Obama president? Not really – but that’s not stopping the organizers of Obama17, a guerrilla campaign trying to entice the former U.S. president to head to Paris. “It’s totally crazy, but the cool thing is that, once you get past that, you start thinking that maybe it’s possible. Who cares that he’s not French? He’s Barack Obama,” one of the campaign organizers told CNN. They’ve launched a website, and they put up 500 posters […]

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    More than 400,000 plastic toy frogs recalled

    Moose Toys Ltd. has issued a voluntary recall of more than 400,000 Little Live Pets Lil Frog plastic toys due to a battery hazard, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday. The recall includes an additional 17,000 toy frogs sold in Canada. Because a design defect of the battery may cause chemical and injury hazards, the company issued the recall as a precautionary measure. “If the batteries cap is removed, it can become a projectile and the chemicals can […]

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    Teen wants to be guardian of sister after both parents die

    OHIO – After the death of their parents, 18-year-old Kyle Nester wanted to be there for his 15-year-old sister, Madison. On Christmas Eve 2015, their father, Roy, died of a heart attack. Just last week, mother Tammy died of kidney and liver failure. The Ohio siblings are left with only each other. After the death of their parents, this teen wants to be the guardian of his sister https://t.co/7DKm8zdAbO pic.twitter.com/U8IjiyVsd9 — CNN (@CNN) February 24, 2017 “I’m going to try […]

  • A picture of the scene at the hospital mortuary in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where Kim Jong Un's half-brother, Kim Jong Nam's body is currently located.  A woman has been arrested in connection with his murder, Malaysian police said. Investigators are awaiting the results of an autopsy on his body.

    VX nerve agent used to kill Kim Jong Un’s half-brother, police say

    The chemical substance used to kill Kim Jong Nam was a VX nerve agent, an internationally-banned chemical weapon that can kill within minutes, according to a preliminary report by the Chemistry Department of Malaysia. Malaysian police said in a statement Friday that tests on Kim’s eyes and face revealed the presence of the substance. Nerve agents are the most toxic and fast-acting substance known in chemical warfare — and VX is the most potent of all of them, according to […]

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    Judge rules only one additional accuser may testify at Cosby trial

    PENNSYLVANIA – In a victory for Bill Cosby, a Pennsylvania judge ordered Friday that only one additional accuser will be allowed to testify in his upcoming criminal sexual assault trial to demonstrate the comedian’s alleged pattern of criminal conduct. Cosby, 79, is charged with three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault in the case of former Temple University employee Andrea Constand, who accuses the TV star of assaulting her in his home in 2004. Prosecutors sought to introduce evidence from […]

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    White House blocks several news organizations from press briefing

    NEW YORK  — CNN and other news organizations were blocked Friday from a White House press briefing. There was no immediate explanation from the White House. JUST IN: White House blocks news organizations from press briefing https://t.co/QBjbBMvIFh https://t.co/NfsWApEri8 — CNN (@CNN) February 24, 2017 The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and Politico were also excluded from the meeting, known as a gaggle. The Associated Press and Time magazine boycotted the briefing because of how it was handled. The […]

  • Adam W. Purinton, 51, allegedly opened fire at a bar in Olathe, Kansas.

    Kansas bar shooting: FBI investigating after Indian man killed

    The FBI has joined an investigation to determine whether a shooting that killed one man and injured two others at a crowded bar in Kansas is a hate crime. Adam W. Purinton, 51, allegedly opened fire Wednesday night at the bar in Olathe, killing Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, police said in a statement. The victim’s friend, Alok Madasani, 32, and bar patron Ian Grillot, 24, suffered injuries, authorities said. Madasani and Kuchibhotla are engineers at Garmin, and are originally from India, […]